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Story elementary OS: Don't Hate Me Because I'm Beautiful Rianne Schestowitz 02/10/2014 - 9:49am
Story Honda Connect in-vehicle infotainment system has Tegra inside and runs Android Rianne Schestowitz 02/10/2014 - 9:42am
Story Firefox OS media-casting stick strikes Kickstarter gold Rianne Schestowitz 02/10/2014 - 1:04am
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 01/10/2014 - 9:06pm
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Story FreeBSD 10.1 Beta 3 Features Even More UEFI Improvements Rianne Schestowitz 01/10/2014 - 8:42pm
Story GNOME 3.14 Rianne Schestowitz 01/10/2014 - 8:20pm
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VLC 1.0.1 is out!

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Linux

VideoLAN is pleased to announce the release of the second version of the Goldeneye branch of VLC: 1.0.1!

IBM, Novell to slash Linux prices for mainframes

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Linux
Hardware

theregister.co.uk: With System z mainframe revenues down 39 per cent - and MIPS mainframe capacity shipments off 20 percent in the second quarter - IBM is keen on boosting mainframe sales. And it wants to use Linux as a lever.

Active Media Products Introduces Penguin Bootable Linux USB Drive

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Hardware
Ubuntu

hartware.de: Active Media Products (AMP), manufacturer of SSDs and WWF series USB drives, today announced immediate availability of a bootable Linux USB (BLU) drive that is compatible with Windows® 7 and benefits WWF. These new penguin BLU drives are preloaded with the full installation of Ubuntu Linux 9.0.4.

CrunchBang Linux 9.04 MiniReview

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Linux

techexposures.com: CrunchBang Linux 9.04 is an Open-Box distro based on Ubuntu with Gnome packages. CrunchBang promises performance and ultimate customization options. Version 9.04.01 was released a couple weeks ago, and we decided to give it a test drive.

Tux in Your Wallet? Proceeds From Penguin-clad Credit Card Benefit Open Source Community

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Linux

ostatic.com: The Linux Foundation is rolling out its Tux-adorned Visa Platinum Card. Through a partnership with CardPartner, Inc. and UMB Bank, the Foundation will receive $50 for each activated card and a percentage from every purchase made with the card.

Installing Apache2 With PHP5 And MySQL Support On Ubuntu 9.04 (LAMP)

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Ubuntu
HowTos

LAMP is short for Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP. This tutorial shows how you can install an Apache2 webserver on an Ubuntu 9.04 server with PHP5 support (mod_php) and MySQL support.

Ubuntu Netbooks: Strong Demand at System76

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Ubuntu

workswithu.com: As I scour the market for a potential Ubuntu netbook purchase, I’ve stumbled onto two interesting tidbits of info: First, Ubuntu netbook demand recently exceeded supply at System76. Second, another niche Ubuntu PC maker will introduce a netbook this August.

Novell punts tools to make software appliances

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SUSE

theregister.co.uk: Since earlier this year, commercial Linux distributor Novell has been working to get a set of online tools together, which it hopes will make it the force behind virtual machine server appliances. Today, the online tool, called SUSE Studio, and the related SUSE appliance program go into production.

KDE 4.3, for later today?

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KDE

beranger.org: …I noticed that the official announcement page for KDE 4.3 is almost ready! It bears today’s date, and a text description, although there is no desktop screenshot as of yet.

Build A Real Time Audio Studio

pcplus.co.uk: Linux is a fantastic platform for audio production. Find out how to build the perfect production environment.

today's odds & ends

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News
  1. Noteworthy Cooker changes (15 June – 26 July 2009)

  2. 10 Reasons Why Africans Should Try Ubuntu
  3. Kopete Plugin Adds Account Assistant
  4. KDE4.3 in Kubuntu
  5. Tycoon Games releases Bionic Heart for Mac, PC, Linux systems
  6. Wookie widget server to incubate at Apache
  7. Future of Linux in Automotive Industry
  8. Ten years after: An Interview with MontaVista's Jim Ready
  9. Computer Memory - How Much Is Good Enough?
  10. Wallpaper a Day - Day 1
  11. Wallpaper a Day - Day 2
  12. Some improvements for Gentoo safety
  13. Create Oscar-Worthy Movie Scripts With Celtx
  14. Mrs Martin, she annoys me
  15. Security vs. Convenience
  16. Chrome to be Built with 3D Hardware Acceleration Plug-in
  17. Red Hat offers a tip of the fedora to Microsoft … oh really?
  18. SFLC: Microsoft violated the GPL
  19. What Linux really lacks
  20. Canonical’s Ubuntu Partner Program: Moves Worth Watching
  21. Parsing the Microsoft - EU Interoperability Commitment
  22. DON'T MISS: Red Hat boot camp
  23. Fedora 12 Picks Up Another Batch Of Features
  24. Miro Media Player Gets an Overhaul

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Install Gejengel {A Simple audio player} on Ubuntu

  • Define the path that an object takes in OOo
  • How to install Drupal on yahoo server
  • How to Add Linux to Your Windows Computer
  • How Do I View My Computer Name In Ubuntu Linux?
  • System Identification with uname
  • Some Useful Vim Options
  • Awesome Addressbook for Netbook Remix
  • How to move print jobs from one printer queue to another
  • Enabling .htaccess in opensuse 11.1
  • Compiling Blender on Gentoo

The Failure of Commercial Open Source Software

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OSS
  • The Failure of Commercial Open Source Software

  • Could open source have built Silicon Valley?
  • Is This The Right Room For An Argument About Open Source?
  • Open Source Future
  • S'pore developers create open source buzz
  • Intuit launches open source community
  • Open source API dreams of The Meta Cloud
  • Standing out in the crowd: my OSCON keynote

Go Back to School With Linux: Part One

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Linux

ostatic.com/blog: This week, I'm going to take a look at three of the most popular open source software bundles created just for student and classroom use. First up, Ubuntu Education Edition, better known as Edubuntu.

Upgrading from Windows XP to a Linux desktop

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Linux

sutor.com: If you are going to wipe your hard drive, but before you pay a dime for Windows 7, try a Linux desktop distribution. If you don’t like it, what’s the worst that’s going to happen?

What's "Linux on the Desktop" Mean, When We Don't Know What a Desktop Is, Anymore?

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Linux

itworld.com: It's typical, sensible, and useful for a conference wrap-up keynote address to look at the big picture, with session descriptions like, "Where Linux has been and where it's headed." At last week's Open Source Convention, the role of identifying the major Linux trends and challenges was given to Jim Zemlin, executive director of the Linux Foundation.

Design ideas show Firefox 4.0 with a Chrome look

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Moz/FF
  • Design ideas show Firefox 4.0 with a Chrome look

  • Chromfox Extreme 3 Makes Firefox Look Like Google Chrome
  • Mozilla: Well positioned against Google, Microsoft, and Apple
  • First Look at Firefox 4.0 Design Mockups
  • Better Mouse Scrolling In Firefox With SmoothWheel

Microsoft's EC proposals now include ODF and interoperability

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Microsoft

h-online.com: Microsoft's original proposal to the European Commission, that it drop the web browser entirely from Windows 7, has been superseded with a new proposal that users be offered a "ballot box" of browser options.

Also: Sneak Peek: Microsoft’s Retail Stores

Hannah Montana Linux

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Linux

desktoplinuxreviews.com: Sometimes I run into a distro that is so odd…so strange…so disgusting…that I don’t even know where to begin in reviewing it. Hannah Montana Linux is one such distribution.

5 Newest Updates for Open Source Community

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Software

blog.taragana.com: There have been several grand events surrounding the open source community this year. We decided to discuss on 5 newest updates for open source community.

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Leftovers: Software

  • [Video] Linux Audio Programs Compared 2017
    I made this video for those that are new to, or just interested in making music on the Linux OS. I go over the features, goods and bads of Rosegarden, LMMS, Ardour, Mixbus, and EnergyXT, as well as touch on Qtractor. I don't don't go much into details of the particular versions I am using, but the video was made in the early part of 2017 and I'm running Ubuntu 16.04LTS.
  • Green Recorder: A Simple Desktop/Screen Recorder for Linux
    Green Recorder is a simple, open source desktop recorder developed for Linux systems built using Python, GTK and FFmpeg. It supports most of the Linux desktop environments such as Unity, Gnome, Cinnamon, Mate, Xfce and so on. Recently it has been updated to work with Wayland too in Gnome session.
  • Komorebi: A New Way To Enhance Your Desktop Using Animated/Parallax Wallpapers
    In past there were applications that allowed us to run videos/Gif as wallpaper on the desktop and make desktop look much cooler but than all of sudden the development of such Apps stopped and I can't name any App that exist for this purpose. Komorebi is fairly new application designed to make your desktop experience much better and make desktop cool as well, we can say it is kind of 'live wallpaper' situation here or 3D wallpaper. It is developed by Abe Masri and available under GPL license for free.
  • Stacer Sytem Optimizer: A Must Have Application For Ubuntu/Linux Mint
    There are multiple ways to optimize your Linux, the most geeky way is using Terminal, there are also applications available that performs such actions like Bleachbit, Ubuntu cleaner and so on. Stacer is simple, open-source, quick and new application designed to offer you all-in-one optimizer for your Ubuntu/Linux Mint (It's alternative to CCleaner but only for Linux).
  • Qtox: Open Source and Fully Secure Skype Replacement for Linux
    Long years ago, we've talked about a Skype alternative called Tox which was still in its early developmental stages. Tox was supposed to become the anti-thesis of Skype by being a fully open-source video and voice chat client that placed user privacy and security at its center. Well, guess what, there are now fully active and well-maintained chat clients that are built on top of Tox protocol. qTox is one of them.
  • Rclone 1.36 Released With SFTP And Local Symlinks Support, More
    Rclone 1.36 was released recently, bringing support for SFTP, local symbolic links support, mount improvements, along with many other new features and bug fixes. For those not familiar with Rclone, this is a cross-platform command line tool for synchronizing files and folders to multiple cloud storages, which supports Dropbox, Google Drive, Amazon S3, Amazon Drive, Microsoft One Drive, Yandex Disk, and more. It can be used to sync files either from your machine or from one cloud storage to another.
  • Streamlink Twitch GUI 1.2.0 Adds Support For Communities And Team Pages, Basic Hotkeys
    Streamlink Twitch GUI (previously Livestreamer Twitch GUI) is a multi-platform Twitch.tv browser. The application is powered by Node.js, Chromium and Streamlink, though it can still use Livestreamer (which is no longer maintained) too.
  • Code Editor `Brackets` 1.9 Released, Available In PPA
    Brackets is a free, open source code editor focused on front-end web development (HTML, CSS and JavaScript).
  • Terminix Terminal Emulator Renamed To Tilix, Sees New Bugfix Release
    [Quick update] Terminix, a GTK3 tiling terminal emulator, has been renamed to Tilix due to some trademark issues.

today's howtos

Games and CodeWeavers/Wine

  • A Snapshot of Linux Gamers, Just One Year Ago
    It’s about time we share the analysis of that Q1 2016 survey (fielding occured in March last year), especially as we are about to launch the Q1 2017 one pretty, pretty soon. That way we will be able to compare how things have changed over the course of 12 months. As usual, the whole disclaimer about online surveys is valid here (data is only as good as your n size, the appropriateness of your sampling, and the quality of the responses, etc…), but assuming it’s not all that bad and all that unreliable, let’s dig in the results. As a reminder, most of the respondents for this survey were recruited through the r/linux and r/linux_gaming subreddits, as well as the readership of BoilingSteam. This is not our first survey, and you can see our previous ones done in the second quarter of 2015, and the following one in the last quarter of 2015.
  • Slime-san Coming To PC, Mac and Linux
    Headup Games and Fabraz proudly announce their upcoming action-platformer Slime-san for PC, Mac and Linux via Steam & Humble Bundle. Console releases will follow soon after. Jump and slime your way through 100 levels in a unique 5-colored, pixelated world and escape from a giant worm’s innards. Get your shopping done in Slumptown, a town full of survivors within the worm. Unlock different play styles, outfits, shaders and even multiplayer mini-games! Slime-san is developed by Fabraz, an independent development studio that also released the critically-acclaimed games Cannon Crasha and Planet Diver. Slime-san was minding his own business, sliming around in a peaceful forest when suddenly…A giant worm appeared and gobbled him up! Now deep within the worm’s belly, Slime-san has to face a decision: Be digested by the incoming wall of stomach acid... Or jump, slide and slime his way through the worm's intestines and back out its mouth!
  • CodeWeavers Announces CrossOver 16.2.0
  • The Wine Revolution is ON!
    As you know Codeweavers (and other WINE contributors) have been working on DX11 support for a while – they were supposed to have DX11 support by the end of 2016, but as with all complex projects, timelines tend to slip and only very DX11 titles could run a few months ago. Since then, there was no major announcement, but it seems that the progress has been very significant in the recent WINE versions (2.3 is already out).

Leftovers: KDE